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Rachel Leslie

Clinical Science Manager

Rachel Leslie is a Clinical Science Manager in Research & Development at GOJO Industries. She has been with GOJO since 2011, focusing on the development and antimicrobial testing of hand hygiene and surface disinfection products. She has presented her research at GOJO in peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations. Rachel holds a Masters of Science in Chemical Biology from the University of Michigan.

Candida auris
What You Need to Know About Candida auris in the Healthcare Setting

10/10/2019

By Rachel Leslie

Clinical Science Manager

Recent media reports have called attention to Candida auris, a fungus which was first discovered in a woman’s ear canal in a Japanese hospital in 20091 and has since spread across the globe, landing in the United States four years ago as a new cause of healthcare-associated infections.According to the CDC, C. auris is an emerging pathogen that presents a serious global health threat due to frequent resistance to antifungal drugs, causing severe illness in patients, patients remaining carriers of the organism, and its’ ability to survive on environmental surfaces for an extended period of time.3

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